Conferences in 2001

The World and Russia -2nd International Congress "Third Millennium"-

(1) Place : Italy (Rome, Ischia island) 
(2) Organizer : Organizing Committee "Third Millennium" 
(3) Contact: Organizing Committee. "Third Millennium" Kudrinskaia sq., 1, Moscow, 123242, 
Tel.: 252-58-28 or 252-52-32 
Fax: 255-60-85
(4) Website : http://



(1) Place : the Regal University Hotel, Durham, NC,
(2) Organizer : the Center for Slavic,Eurasian, East European Studies
(3) Contact: the Center staff
Tel.: 919-660-3157
(4) Website :-



(1) Place : St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
(3) Contact: 199004, St. Petersburg, Vasylievsky Island, Sredny prospect 41,
Institute of Geography, Saint-Petersburg State University Professor Dmitry Nikolaenko
Ass. Professor Konstantin Axenov
Tel.: +7 (812) 310 37 17 (Professor Dmitry Nikolaenko)
or +7 (812) 325 85 56(Ass. Professor Konstantin Axenov )
The best way to contact us is via e-mail. For better efficiency please send copies to both addresses listed. 
(4) Website :


Slavic Research Center Winter Symposium
Regions Past and Present in Slavic-Eurasian Countries

(1) Place : Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
(2) Organizer : Slavic Research Center
(3) Contact : Professor Rihito YAMAMURA
Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Tel.: 011-706-3630
Fax: 011-706-4952
(4) Website : 


Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

(1) Place : the Radisson Hotel, Old Town Alexandria,Washington, D.C.
(2) Organizer : George Mason University
(3) Contact: Amy Nelson,
Department of History,Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tom Ewing,
Department of History, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. And State Univ, Blacksburg, VA 24061
(4) Website : -

Between Two Worlds: S. Ansky at the Turn of the Century, an International Conference

(1) Place : Stanford University 
(2) Organizer : Sponsored by Jewish Studies and jointly organized by faculty in History and Slavic Languages and Literatures
(3) Description : The conference will address the writings and the legacy of Shloyme-Zanvil Rappaport/Semyon Akimovich Ansky, an ethnographer, populist, and writer in Russian and Yiddish who is best known for his play, The Dybbuk. The conference will be free and open to the public. 
(4) Call for Paper : - 
(5) Contact: Gabriella Safran Assistant Professor Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-2006 
(6) Tel.: 650-723-4414 
(7) Fax: 650-723-4414 
(8) E-mail: 
(9) Website :


Law in Transformation - Transformation through Law? Political, socio-economic and cultural Aspects of the legal transformation in post-Communist Societies

(1) Place : Potsdam 
(2) Organizer : Universitat Potsdam Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultat 
(3) Description : Social scientific theorizing about the transformation processes in the East European post-Communist societies has so far neglected the role of law as a social phenomenon in general and the role of courts as actors of the transformation in particular. The most influential studies on the "Transition to Democracy and the Market Economy" focus on the political elite, the parties, civil society, the institutional design of democracy and the difficulties of dismantling socialist political and economic institutions. 
(4) Call for Paper : Abstracts of proposed papers will be accepted until October 31, 2000,  manuscripts of selected papers until February 31, 2001. A selection of papers will be presented at a conference in Potsdam on March 21 or 28, 2001, and included in a WeltTrends issue, Summer 20001. A wider selection of papers will be published in an edited volume, Fall 2001. 
(5) Contact: Redaktion WeltTrends c/o Dr. Raimund Kramer Universitat Potsdam Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultat PF 900 327 D-14439 Potsdam 
(6) Tel.: - 
(7) Fax: - 
(8) E-mail: 
(9) Website :


The Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in
Russia: Legal Norms, Judicial Actions, and Political Practice

(1) Place : Ural State University of Yekaterinburg
(2) Organizer : The Friedrich Naumann Foundation,The Department of International
Relations of Ural State University, and The Sverdlovsk Regional Fond for the
Advancement of International Relations Studies
(3) Description :
This two-day meeting will bring together representatives of Russian and
Western non-governmental organizations, lawyers, researchers, academics, and others
interested or involved in the realization, study, and monitoring, of the
implementation of the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights
(ECHR) in post-Soviet Russia. Apart from establishing the current extent of
the legal and practical implementation of the ECHR, the domestic norms, and
behavior of authorities and social actors in Russia will be also analyzed
from a comparative and historical perspective. Although the main focus will be on
scholarly and participant observations about the current status of the ECHR
in Russia, paper-subjects may also include reports about experiences with the
implementation of the ECHR in other countries, or the development of
monistic approaches to the relationship between domestic and international law in
Russia before her entry into the Council of Europe in 1996. Prospective
Participants are, in particular, asked to consider what practical conclusions, and what recommendations to Russian authorities, and civil society activists, your
analysis may lead to. Western and Russian representatives of non-governmental
organizations are encouraged to describe - and, if appropriate, to document -
in detail (a) your experiences with particular violations or applications of
the norms of the ECHR, and (b) any examples, you may know of, for the
successful (or, for that matter, unsuccessful) defense of human rights with
explicit reference to the ECHR.
The conference languages are Russian and English.
Travel by train inside Russia
(2nd class, coupe), and accommodation in a student hostel (for three nights)
will be covered by a grant from the Russia bureau of the Friedrich Naumann
Foundation. Any other or further expenditures will have to be covered by the
participant her- or himself, or other sponsors. The organizers will support
prospective non-Russian participants in obtaining funding and visas, making
local hotel reservations, and orienting themselves in Yekaterinburg.
Presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long. Substantive papers
submitted in appropriate form will be published in a conference volume/policy
handbook under the imprint of Ural University Press Yekaterinburg.
(4) Call for Paper :
Abstracts should be submitted to the below address until 15 February
2001 (late submissions will only in exceptional circumstances be considered).
(5) Contact:
RUSSIA, 620083
Ekaterinburg, pr. Lenina, 51, Uralskii gosudarstvennyi universitet Otdelenie
mezhdunarodnykh otnoshenii, k. 464,
(6) Tel.: tel. +7-3432-557543 (Andreas Umland)
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: (subject heading: ECHR)
(9) Website :-

Political and Cultural Relations between Russia and the Baltic Region

(1) Place : Samara, Russia
(2) Organizer : The Civic Education Project (CEP) and BOSCH foundation
(3) Description : We wish to invite especially young historians and graduates, who are concerned with the history of the Baltic region states and of their relations with Russia/Soviet Union in any way. We aim at about 15 participants, and the conference will be held in English and Russian, with the possibility to translate German contributions.
(4) Call for Paper : Proposals should be no more than 500 words written on one of the issues Brought up for the conference discussion. We ask you to send us your contributions until the end of February 2001.
(5) Contact: Vera Dubina and Michail Leonov
or Ruth Buettner
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: or
(9)Website: -


Multi-disciplinary Graduate Student Conference "European Identity and Nationalism"

(1) Place : New Brunswick, New Jersey
(2) Organizer : The Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies; Comparative Literature Department; and Political Science Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 
(3) Description : We invite graduate students to participate in this fully interdisciplinary conference, with organizers from five disciplines--history, anthropology, political science, literature, cultural studies -- putting together the panels. The issues that will be addressed will include but not be limited to: -Interplay of national and European identities at the threshold of the new millennium; -Europe through the eyes of its minorities/immigrants; -Politics of European representations; -Imaging the European space from within and from without; -Europe and imperialism; -The political economy of nationalism; -Nationalism and the imperial legacies in Europe; -Nationalism and theories of modernity/post-modernity; -Nationalism and race/gender/class/religion; -National literatures/arts; -Nationalism and violence/conflict; -Nationalism and history/genealogy/mythology/memory; 
(4) Call for Paper : The deadline for abstracts submissions is November 27, 2000. The abstracts should be no longer than one page and can be mailed, faxed or sent via e-mail. 
(5) Contact: CRCEES Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 172 College Avenue New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-8537, U.S.A. 
(6) Tel.: (732) 932-8551
(7) Fax: (732) 932-1144 
(8) E-mail:crcees@rci.rutgers.eduor Yianna or Serguei 
(9) Website :

III International Conference, Democracy and Education

 (1) Place : the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Kiev, Ukraine 
(2) Organizer : Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State Montclair State University (USA), Kirovograd State Pedagogical University (Ukraine) 
(3) Description : Proposals will be accepted in the following areas: 1. Democratization of higher education. 2. Critical thinking and democracy. 3. Democratization of the university curriculum. 4. Democratization of educational administration. 5. Democracy in the pre-school/primary/secondary classroom. 6. Faculty development programs in the sphere of democratization of education. 7. Civic development in a democratic society. 8. Community of Inquiry and the fostering of democracy. 9. The role of education in democratic societies. 
(4) Call for Paper : Proposals can be submitted in English, Ukrainian or Russian. Send a 200-400 word abstract by January 1, 2001 by email, mail or fax below. Following notification of acceptance, the selected speakers will be asked to submit the full text of their presentations (2,500 words maximum) for publication in the Conference Proceeding 
(5) Contact: Dr. Marina Cunningham, Director Global Education Center Montclair State University Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 (6) Tel.: - 
(7) Fax: (973)-655-7654 
(8) E-mail: 
(9) Website : -


Slavic Research Center Summer International Symposium
Transformation and Diversification of Rural Societies in Eastern Europe and Russia

(1) Place : Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
(2) Organizer : Slavic Research Center
(3) Contact : Professor Osamu IEDA
Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Tel.: 011-706-2388
Fax: 011-706-4952
(4) Website :


Russian Language in Social Cultural Space of XXI Century

(1) Place :Almaty, Republic of Kazakstan
(2) Organizer :Kazakhstanian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature
(3) Contact:
(4) Website :

Riga and the Baltic Sea Region in History

(1) Place : Riga
(2) Organizer :
University of Latvia (Riga), the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University (Greifswald), the Baltic Historical Commission (Goettingen) and the Herder Institute (Marburg) 
(3) Description : Its aim is to discuss the historical and contemporary importance of Riga in the context of the greater northeastern European region. 
(4) Call for Papers : To the Herder Institute before December 1, 1999, as abstracts of approximately 250 words.(The number of papers is limited to about sixty, so that a selection will be made if necessary.Contributors will be informed by February, 2000.) (5) Contact : Dr. Eduard Muehle Herder-Institut , Gisonenweg 5-7 , D-35037 Marburg
(6)Tel.: 06421/184-100
(7)Fax: 06421/184-139
(9) Website :

CIIA:International Anti-Globalization Movement, with Leo Gluchowski

(1) Place : McMaster University Faculty Club
(2) Organizer : CIIA(The Canadian Institute of International Affairs)-Hamilton Branch
(3) Contact:Suzie Glending
(4) Website : -

Challenges of European Union's Eastern Enlargement

(1) Place : University of Montreal
(2) Organizer : Canadian Center for German and European Studies
(3) Contact:Canadian Center for German and European Studies
Address: Universite de Montreal, 3744, Jean-Brillant Street, room 525, Montreal (Quebec) Canada H3T 1P1
E-mail: stans@MAGELLAN.UMontreal.CA
(4) Website :

Strategies for Revitalising East European Cities

(1) Place : Prague, Czech Republic
(2) Organizer : EURA Conference Office
(3) Contact:EURA Conference Office
Address:C/o Michal Illner
Institute of Sociology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Jilska 1
110 00 Praha 1
(4) Website :

Traditions of Liberty in the Balkans

(1) Place :Thessaloniki, Greece
(2) Organizer : The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
(3) Contact:The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
Address:Krispou 9
Ano Poli
546 34
Tel: +30 31 960820
Fax: +30 31 960822
(4) Website :

Pushkin and Shakespeare

(1) Place :Pushkinskie Gory, Russia
(2) Organizer : Saint-Petersburg State University, "Mikhailvoskoye" Museum-Preserve, Cultural - Enlightment Society "Pushkin project" and Humanitarian-cultural center "Piligrim"
(3) Contact:The coordinates of the organizing committee
Russia, 197022, St. Petersburg, Prof. Popova str., 25
Society "Pushkin project"
Tel./Fax: 7-812-2349352
or 7-812-2340722
(4) Website :

Workshop: Georgia between Tradition and Modernity Analysis of State Structures and Their Socio-Cultural Embeddedness

(1) Place : : Ingelheim/Rhein, Germany
(2) Organizer : University Frankfurt/Main; Humboldt-University Berlin; University Giessen
(3) Description : The workshop will be divided in two blocks: 
Block 1. Presentation and discussion of theoretical concepts of development and transformation. 
Contribution to the following fields are planed: 
- Multiple modernity: social change in other societies than the western 
European ones 
- Path dependence 
- Identification of historical key periods 
- Privatisation
 Block 2. Presentation and discussion of papers which allow insight into the structures of the Georgian state and its socio-cultural embeddedness in different periods (Pre-socialist, socialist and post-socialist). Special interest is given to empirical work and archive studies. Contributions should fit in to one of the following complexes:
1. Which patterns and factors in state and institution building are found in
Georgian history and what effects can be seen having an influence in the present?
2. Reconstruction of the process of forming a post-socialist order in Georgia. 
3. Analysis of the way Georgian institutions are functioning today.
(4) Call for Paper : Proposals for Papers are welcome (Abstracts should not be longer than 200 words). Please send them to one of the organisers (if possible as e-mail until the 5.3.2001)
(5) Contact: Dr. Barbara Christoph political scientist, University Frankfurt/Main; Dr. Oliver Reisner, historian, Humboldt-University Berlin; Dipl.Ing. Hannah Kegel, agricultural economist, University Giessen
(6) Tel.: -
(7) Fax: -
(8) E-mail: Dr. Barbara Christoph:
Dr. Oliver Reisner, historian:
Dipl.Ing. Hannah Kegel:
(9) Website : -

Social Norms and Social Deviance in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Era

(1) Place : Miami University of Ohio
(2) Organizer : The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies
(3) Contact:Irina Aervitz
Address:Havighurst Center
116 Harrison Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Tel. (513) 529-3303/3383
Fax (513)529-1709
(4) Website :

Peopling the 'Periphery': Russian Settlers in Eurasia

(1) Place : Columbus, Ohio
(2) Organizer : Ohio State University
(3) Contact1:Nick Breyfogle
Address:Dept. of History,
The Ohio State University,
106 Dulles Hall, 230 W. 17th Ave,
OH 43210-1367,
Fax: 614-292-2282
Contact2:Abby Schrader
Contact3:Willard Sunderland
(4) Website :

Fourth Congress of Russian Ethnographers and Anthropologists

(1) Place :Nalchik, Republic of Kabardino-Balkariya
(2) Organizer : Russian Ethnographical and Anthropological Association
(3) Contact1:Russian Ethnographical and Anthropological Association
Address:room 1820, 32a, Leninskiy prospect,
Moscow, 117334, Russia
Tel: + 7 095 938 0712
Fax: + 7 095 938 0600
Contact2:Institute of Humanitarian Researches
18, Pushkina Street, Nalchik, 360003, Russia
Tel: + 7 866 22 2 38 40
(4) Website :


Socialist Realism and Music: Antimodernisms and Avant Gardes

(1) Place :Masyrek University, Brno, Czech Republic
(2) Organizer : The Institute of Musicology at the Masaryk University Brno
(3) Contact: Institute of Musicology
Masaryk University Brno
Arne Novaka 1
CZ 660 88 Brno
Tel./Fax: +420 5 41121434
(4) Website :

(1) Place :Groningen (Scheemda), The Netherlands
(2) Organizer : Govert de Groot, Arctic Peoples Alert
(3) Contact:
Arctic Peoples Alert - coordinator Govert de Groot
Zusterstraat 58 B - NL - 2512 TN Den Haag - The Netherlands
Tel.: + 31 (0) 70 402 0943
Fax:+ 31 (0) 70 388 2915
GSM (only in urgent cases): +31 (0) 6 103 633 77
(4) Website :
Second Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society

(1) Place : University of Wisconsin-Madison
(2) Organizer : Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
Contact2: Steven Sabol
Contact3:Steven Sabol (co-chair), Assistant Professor
Address:Department of History
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223
Tel: 704-687-4632
Fax: 704-687-3218
Contact4:Uli Schamiloglu (co-chair), Professor
Address:Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 USA
Tel: 1-608-262-7141 (office) or 1-608-262-3012 (department)
Fax: 608-265-3538
(4) Website :


(1) Place : The University of Virginia, Charlottesville
(2) Organizer : The University of Virginia, Charlottesville
(3) Contact:Stephen Dickey
(4) Website :

Colloque Nina Berberova--Nina Berberova at 100

(1) Place :Arles, France
(2) Organizer : Nina Nikolaevna Berberova
(3) Contact:Dr. Ruth Rischin
Dr. Elizabeth Yellen
(4) Website :
From Transitional Economy to Sustainable Development

(1) Place :Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
(3) Contact:
1. Prof. Bernhard Gemende, University of West Saxony (Germany),
Tel.: +49 375 536 1787
Fax: +49 375 536 1503
2. Prof. William Zadorsky, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Engineering, Pridneprovie Cleaner Production Center (Ukraine)
Tel.: +38(0562) 47-08-13
Fax: +38(0562)47-08-13
(4) Website :
Aristotle and the Mediaeval Metaphysics

(1) Place :St. Petersburg, Russia
(2) Organizer : Center of Mediaeval Culture Studies
(a new-born union of St. Petersburg scholars created at the faculty of philosophy in St. Petersburg State University)
(3) Contact:Scientific and practical activities embrace organizing conferences.
Center of Mediaeval Culture Studies, Mendeleyevskaya 5, Faculty of Philosophy,
St. Petersburg State University, 199034 St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Tel.: (812) 3289421
Fax: (812) 3280871
(4) Website : -
Literary text: problems and method of analysis:
Motif of fault in russian and european literature in XVIII-XX centuries.

(1) Place :Department of Literature, Tbilisi National University
(2) Organizer : Department of Literature, Tbilisi National University
(3) Contact:
(4) Website :


Russian as a Foreign Language: Description, Theory, and Practice of Teaching in Russia and Abroad

(1) Place : Moscow State University
(2) Organizer :Moscow State University
(3) Contact:
Tel.: (095) 939-53-29
or 939-15-05
Fax: (095) 939-26-22
or 939-55-96
(4) Website :

The OSCE and the Multiple Challenges of Transition in the Caucasus and Central Asia (1991-2001)

(1) Place : Geneva, Switzerland
(2) Organizer :the Graduate Institute of International Studies
(3) Contact:Segolene Adam, Project Coordinator
OSCE Cluster of Competence - PSIO
The Graduate Institute of International Studies
Rue de Lausanne 132
CH - 1211 Geneva 21
PO Box 36
Tel: +41 22/ 908 57 43
Fax: +41 22/ 738 35 82
(4) Website :


(1) Place : PARIS, France
(2) Organizer :The Cicero Foundation
(3) Contact: Marcel H. Van Herpen, Director
Tel: +33 - 1 - 43 80 18 21
Fax: +33 - 1 - 42 67 92 04
(4) Website :

2001 AATSEEL Annual Meeting

(1) Place :New Orleans
(2) Organizer :American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
(3) Contact:
1.Methodology and Pedagogy:Professor William Comer
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590
Tel.: 785-864-4701
Fax: 785-864-4298
2.Linguistics:Professor Jane Hacking
Department of Languages and Literatures
255 South Central Campus Drive, Suite 1400
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Tel.: 801-581-6688 (office)
801-581-7561 (department)
Fax: 801-581-7581
3.Literature and Culture:Professor Karen Evans-Romaine
Department of Modern Languages
Gordy Hall 283
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Tel.: 740-593-2791 (office)
740-593-2765 (department)
Fax: 740-593-0729
(4) Website:


Conferences in the World